Using a pandemic to punish citizens


LAST week, the Murtala Mohammed International Airport (MMIA), Lagos, was thrown into pandemonium when travellers returning to the country from the United Kingdom through British Airways, Qatar and Lufthansa flights refused to pay COVID-19 fees into a private account. The travellers objected to the demand by officials of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) to pay the prescribed N51,950 into a private account for the COVID-19 PCR test. They were particularly miffed by the fact that the officials had failed to provide a logical explanation for the arrangement. The COVID-19 protocol put in place by the Presidential Steering Committee on COVID-19 and the NCDC provides that…

Source: Nigerian Tribune

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